Tropical storm warning remains in effect
BARBADOS REMAINS UNDER a Tropical Storm warning as of 8 p.m.
This means that sustained winds of 34 to 63 knots (39 to 73 mph/ 63 to 118 km/h) are expected somewhere within the specified area, in this case, within the next 12 to 18 hours.
At 8 p.m., the centre of Tropical Storm. Harvey was located near 12.9°N, 56.5°W or about 205 miles (325 km) east of Barbados.
The system is moving westward at 18 mph/ 30 km/h and on this track, the centre is expected to pass near or over Barbados at around 8 a.m. on Friday.
Maximum sustained winds remain near 40 mph (65km/h) with higher gusts. Minimum central pressure was recorded at of 1005mb (29.68 inches).
Deteriorating conditions with pockets of moderate to heavy showers, thunderstorms and gusty winds are expected to spread across Barbados later tonight and into tomorrow.
Rainfall accumulations of 3 to 5 inches (75 to 125 millimeters) and possible isolated higher amounts are forecast.
In addition, large easterly swells of at least 2.5 to 3.0m (8 to 10 ft) are also forecasted to accompany the system. Thus, a Small Craft Warning is in effect.
Some flooding is likely in low-lying areas. Thus, residents are urged to be on the alert and take all necessary precautions.
This information will be updated at 11 p.m.
This information can be obtained by dialling 976-2376 or by accessing barbadosweather.org. (PR)